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United States Army Field Manuals are published by the United States Army's Army Publishing Directorate. As of 27 July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. They are usually available to the public at low cost or free electronically. Many websites have begun collecting PDF versions of Army Field Manuals, Technical Manuals and Weapon Manuals.



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Topics: mob, gun, gas, weapon, police, type, hand, combat, firing, knife, mob members, gas grenades, tear...
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Topics: soldiers, fitness, exercise, physical, soldier, muscular, muscle, training, body, repetitions,...
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Topics: platoon, enemy, leader, patrol, team, ranger, fire, squad, actions, security, platoon sergeant,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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US Army Field Manual # FM 5-426 Carpentry 1995-10-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1. Construction Drawings 1-1 Architectural Symbols, Line Conventions, and Material Conventions 1-1 Working Drawings 1-2 Site Plans 1-3 Elevations 1-4 Floor Plans 1-4 Detail Drawings 1-7 Sections 1-7 Details 1-10 Wood Framing Drawings 1-10 Light Wood Framing 1-12 Heavy Wood Framing 1-17 Chapter 2. Construction Planning and Materials 2-1 Planning 2-1 Built-in-Place Method 2-1 Panel Method 2-2 Materials 2-3 Lumber 2-3...
Topics: US Army, Field Manual, Carpentry, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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DA PAM 20-200 The Writing of American Military History A Guide 1956-08-24 CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION General 1 Military History in the Development of Esprit de Corps and Morale 2 Esprit de Corps 2 Morale 3 Role of Symbols in Developing Morale 4 Intangible Symbols 4 Tangible Symbols 7 Role of Unit History in Developing Morale Military Memoirs and Biography and Leadership 7 Military History in Instruction and Training 9 Military History and Planning 10 Military History and Changes in Tactics and...
Topics: DA pam, US Army, United States. Army, United States -- History, Military -- Bibliography, United...
Topics: opponent, command, rear, bayonet, left, attack, counter, phase, arm, objective, left foot, left...
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Topics: map, grid, terrain, contour, meters, navigation, distance, azimuth, maps, figure, terrain features,...
Topics: pipe, fuse, explosive, cap, grenade, diameter, blasting, official, material, container, paper...
Topics: urban, enemy, fire, operations, buildings, infantry, support, combat, battalion, platoon, company...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 9-237 Welding Theory and Application 1967-11-06 "This technical manual is published for use of personnel concerned with welding and other metal joining operations in the manufacture and maintenance of materiel. It contains information as outlined below...." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Technical Manual, Solder and soldering -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Brazing -- Handbooks, manuals,...
Topics: sfod, mission, operations, battalion, reconnaissance, intelligence, target, sfods, operational,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, enemy, range, rifle, firing, weapon, meters, sniper rifle, firing...
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Topics: positions, fighting, survivability, protection, terrain, camouflage, position, protective,...
Topics: guerrilla, forces, enemy, warfare, special, theater, operations, operational, area, detachment,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-35 Pistols and Revolvers 1960-07-23 "This manual is in three parts and explains how to disassemble, assemble, fire, and take care of the Pistols, Automatic, Caliber .45, M1911 and M1911A1, and the revolver, Colt, Caliber .38, 2-Inch Barrel, Detective Special. It describes the parts and explains how they work. The step-by-step arrangement of the text provides for progressive training, promotes learning, and aids in organizing and presenting instruction." Digitized by the Combined...
Topics: Cold War, Field Manual, US Army, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals,...
Topics: device, explosive, lubricating, evaluated, mixture, organic, engine, test, item, material, full...
Topics: patient, acute, severe, pain, respiratory, symptoms, infection, differential, fever, skin, nervous...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 5-15 Field Fortifications 1968-08-09 "This manual is a training guide for small units in the construction of field fortifications, including protected firing positions for weapons, personnel shelters, and defensive obstacles." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
Topics: Cold War, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Fortification, Field, United...
Topics: humint, tactical, collection, operations, operational, support, team, intelligence, unit, assets,...
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Topics: firing, enemy, fire, meters, fuze, remove, position, wire, mine, camouflage, pressure plate,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 5-20 Camouflage 1968-05-29 "This manual provides a comprehensive reference and guide in all aspects of camouflage. It describes in detail the principles involved in concealing or disguising troops, vehicles, weapons, and field installations. The last chapter discusses the planning for and the operation of decoys and decoy installations. For technical information regarding the natural and artificial materials and equipment available for both concealment and visual deception, the reader...
Topics: Cold War, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Camouflage, Field Manual, Camouflage...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army
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US Army Field Manual # FM 3-55.93 Long Range Unit Surveillance Operations 2009-06-23. Preface xiii Summary of Change xv Chapter 1 FULL-SPECTRUM OPERATIONS 1 -1 Section I. TYPES AND COMBINATIONS OF ARMY OPERATIONS 1-1 Four Types of Army Operations 1-1 Intelligence 1-2 Section II. INFANTRY RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE UNITS 1-2 Characteristics 1-2 Missions and Organizations 1-3 Section III. LONG-RANGE SURVEILLANCE COMPANY 1-3 Primary Missions 1-4 Secondary Missions 1-4 Comparison to Special...
Topics: US Army, Field Manual, Military surveillance -- United States, Operational art (Military science)...
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Topics: igniter, delay, tago, container, mixture, incendiary, material, fuse, sulfuric, gasoline, string...
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Topics: sniper, target, enemy, patrol, terrain, snipers, targets, range, student, observation, range...
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Topics: squad, leader, platoon, center, team, fires, fire, enemy, aiming, laser, laser pointer, team...
Topics: cache, container, site, burial, emplacement, planners, recovery, caching, packaging, concealment,...
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Topics: seal, patrol, handbook, mission, warfare, appendix, ihc, navy, navy seal, target, seal team, target...
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Topics: percent, tnt, explosive, test, ammonium, grams, detonation, explosives, cubic, composition, percent...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force and Department of the Navy
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FM 4-25.11 First Aid 2002-12-23 "This manual meets the first aid training needs of individual service members. Because medical personnel will not always be readily available, the nonmedical service members must rely heavily on their own skills and knowledge of life-sustaining methods to survive on the integrated battlefield. This publication outlines both self-aid and aid to other service members (buddy aid). More importantly, it emphasizes prompt and effective action in sustaining life...
Topics: First Aid, United States. -- Navy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, US Army, United States. -- Air Force...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 55-506-1 Basic Electricity . 1977-04-22 CONTENTS 1. Safety 1 2. Fundamental concepts of electricity 11 3. Batteries 34 4. Series d-c circuits 57 5. Parallel d-c circuits 85 6. Network analysis of d-c circuits 106 7. Electrical conductors and wiring techniques 123 8. Electromagnetism and magnetic circuits 149 9. Introduction to alternating-current electricity .... 159 10. Inductance 171 11. Capacitance 188 12. Inductive and capacltive reactance . . 206 13. Fundamental alternating- current...
Topics: Ships -- Electric equipment, Electricity, Field Manual, US Army, United States. Army, Marine...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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US Army Field Manual # FM 4-25.11 First Aid 2002-12 PREFACE v CHAPTER 1. FUNDAMENTAL CRITERIA FOR FIRST AID 1-1. General 1-1 1-2. Terminology 1-2 1-3. Understanding Vital Body Functions for First Aid 1-3 1-4. Adverse Conditions 1-7 1-5. Basics of First Aid 1-7 1-6. Evaluating a Casualty 1-8 CHAPTER 2. BASIC MEASURES FOR FIRST AID 2- 1. General 2-1 Section I. Open the Airway and Restore Breathing 2-1 2-2. Breathing Process 2-1 2-3. Assessment of and Positioning the Casualty 2-1 2-4. Opening the...
Topics: US Army, Field Manual, First Aid, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-71 Rifle Marksmanship 1964-07-27 "This manual provides training guidance in developing and maintaining the rifle marksmanship proficiency of the individual soldier and is applicable to both nuclear and nonnuclear warfare." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: Marksmanship, United States. -- Army -- Firearms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army,...
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Topics: sniper, fmfm, enemy, rifle, firing, figure, target, snipers, targets, terrain, range estimation,...
Topics: snow, survival, aid, water, avalanche, signaling, marine, air, cold weather, mountainous, student...
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Topics: security, personnel, installation, crime, detection, perimeter, measures, sensors, terrorist,...
Topics: assembly, receiver, bolt, pin, rifle, barrel, force, army, spring, air, front sight, barrel...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 11-666 Antennas And Radio Propagation 1953-02-09 ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS SERIES The manuals on electronic fundamentals form a progressive series of educational texts which present the theory and application of electronics for the military services. The series starts with the basic electrical fundamentals and extends to the most recent technical concepts, as applied to telegraphy, telephony, radio, loran, facsimile, radio direction finding, radar, meteorological radio, television, and other...
Topics: Radio, Ham Radio, Amateur Radio, Cold War, Technical Manual, Antennas, Radio Propagation, US Army,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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DA PAM 21-41 Personal Conduct For The Soldier 1949-02-03 Digitized by Google Books. CONTENTS Chapter 1. MANNERS In George Washington's Time 1 Common Sense Courtesy 2 Respect for Others 4 Loyalty 7 Respect for Men Under You 8 Tact 8 Self Control 10 Sense of Humor 11 Respect for Women 13 Appearance 14 Bragging 15 The Courteous Leader 16 Manners and Good Will 17 Chapter 2. BEHAVIOR IN GARRISON AND FIELD Getting Along with Men 19 In the Barracks 19 The Day Room 22 Company Area 22 Orderly Room 23...
Topics: DA pam, Soldiers -- Education, Non-military -- United States, Etiquette, Soldiers -- Conduct Of...
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Topics: intelligence, operations, isr, support, collection, enemy, commander, humint, military,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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TM 9-1005-211-35 1968-04-04 Full title: Direct Support, General Support,and Depot Maintenance Manual Including Repair Parts and Special Tool List PISTOL, CALIBER .45, AUTOMATIC: M1911A1,WITH HOLSTER, HIP, W/E(1005-473-7905) PISTOL, CALIBER .45, AUTOMATIC: M1911A1,WITH HOLSTER, SHOULDER, W/E(1005-561-2003) "These instructions are in accordance with the MAC and are published for the use of direct support, general support, and depot maintenance personnel maintaining the Caliber .45,...
Topics: Technical Manual, Firearms, United States. -- Army -- Firearms -- Maintenance and repair --...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 19-40 Enemy Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees 1967-12-11 "This manual is for the use of all personnel concerned with prisoner of war (PW) and civilian internee operations. It is intended for use in conjunction with AR 633-50 and AR 633-51. It is applicable to general war, to include a consideration for the employment of and protection from nuclear munitions, and chemical, biological, and radiological agents; limited war; and cold war, to include stability operations. It provides...
Topics: Cold War, United States. -- Army -- Military police -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
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Topics: snow, ski, skis, cold, clothing, terrain, body, poles, cold weather, ski poles, body weight, deep...
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Topics: guerrilla, guerrillas, military, arc, forces, ambush, army, enemy, patrol, troops, win small,...
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Topics: blasting, charge, demolition, detonating, figure, explosive, cap, charges, firing, explosives,...
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by McAndrew, James, 1963-
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The Roswell Report: Case Closed Contents Foreword Guide for Readers v Introduction i SECTION ONE Flying Saucer Crashes and Alien Bodies 5 1.1 The "Crash Sites," Scenarios, and Research Methods 11 1.2 High Altitude Balloon Dummy Drops 23 1.3 High Altitude Balloon Operations 37 1.4 Comparison of Witnesses Accounts to U.S. Air Force Activities 55 SECTION TWO Reports of Bodies at Roswell Army Air Field Hospital 75 2.1 The "Missing" Nurse and the Pediatrician 81 2.2 Aircraft...
Topics: United States. Air Force, Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters -- New Mexico --...
Topics: unclassified, figure, fstc, devices, explosive, guerrilla, firing, device, detonator, wire,...
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Topics: training, tasks, bct, metl, battalion, conduct, commanders, platoon, commander, leader, metl...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 21-26 Map Reading and Land Navigation 1993-05-07 "The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. It applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land...
Topics: Maps, Field Manual, United States. Army, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, US...
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Topics: signals, figure, arm, signal, arms, palms, palm, extend, move, raise, ground signals, flag signals,...
Topics: sniper, target, snipers, team, firing, bullet, enemy, rifle, weapon, sight, front sight, authorized...
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Topics: marines, opponent, execute, techniques, left, close, hand, combat, forward, arm, target areas,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 22-100 Military Leadership 1961-06-06 "The material in this manual is based on an analysis of outstanding leadership displayed by both military and civilian leaders. Although these leaders were not all of the same pattern, and did not use the same methods of attaining success-all of them successfully applied some or all of the principles and techniques of leadership contained in this manual. A thorough study of these principles and techniques, combined with actual troop application,...
Topics: Cold War, Leadership, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Vietnam War, 1961-1975,...
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Topics: terrain, mountain, enemy, mountainous, combat, soldiers, operations, commanders, reconnaissance,...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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FM 23-8 U.S. Rifle 7.62-MM, M14 1965-05-07 "This manual is a guide for commanders and instructors in presenting instruction in the mechanical operation of the M14 and M14E2 rifles. It includes a detailed description of the rifle and its general characteristics; procedures for detailed disassembly and assembly; an explanation of functioning; a discussion of the types of stoppages and the immediate action applied to reduce them; a description of the ammunition; and instructions on the care,...
Topics: Cold War, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, M14, Field Manual, Firearms,...
Topics: soldier, casualty, rifle, firing, army, command, soldiers, figure, military, position, sight post,...
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Topics: physical, fitness, muscle, seal, strength, navy, exercise, training, table, stretch, lead partner,...
US Military Manual Collection
by United States. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force
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FM 21-10  Field Hygiene and Sanitation 1970-07-24 "This manual provides information and instruction in the use of established, practical measures designed to preserve health and prevent disease in the Army and Air Force. It explains the fundamentals of sanitation and their application under field conditions. It points out the responsibilities of command and of the individual soldier for knowing and observing the rules of sanitation and hygiene, especially as they apply to living...
Topics: Cold War, US Army, Military hygiene -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. --...
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Topics: silencer, projectile, barrel, caliber, gun, peak, sound, silenced, exit, muzzle, silencer silencer,...
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Topics: performance, soldier, steps, measures, assembly, casualty, firing, bolt, evaluation, figure,...
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Topics: jungle, enemy, operations, terrain, troops, infantry, combat, rope, unit, defense, combat support,...
Topics: grenade, safety, packing, body, delay, pyrotechnic, pin, fuze, weight, primer, pull ring, dot...
Topics: firing, target, soldier, rifle, weapon, marksmanship, sight, training, fire, targets, shot groups,...
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by United States. Marine Corps
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MCRP 3-01A Rifle Marksmanship 2001-03-29 "1. PURPOSE Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-01 A, Rifle Marksmanship, provides techniques and procedures for Marine Corps rifle marksmanship. 2. SCOPE Every Marine is first and foremost a rifleman. MCRP 3-01 A reflects this ethos and the Marine Corps' warfighting philosophy. This publication discusses the individual skills required for effective rifle marksmanship and standardizes the techniques and procedures used throughout the Marine...
Topics: Field Manual, Rifles -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Firearms, United States. Marine Corps, USMC, US...
Topics: gunner, firing, machine, weapon, fire, assembly, target, gun, sight, bolt, rail grabber, bore...
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FM 101-10-1 Staff Officer's Field Manual: Organizational, Technical, and Logistical Data Planning Factors, Volume 1 1987-10-07 "FM 101-10-1 consists of two volumes. The first volume provides planning data for commanders and staff officers (planners) at all echelons. These planning data pertain to table(s) of organization and equipment (TOEs) and standard requirement codes (SRCs) which are limited to divisions, armored cavalry regiments, separate brigades, and airborne special forces...
Topics: United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field Manual, United States. Army, US Army